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Italian Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops

Prep Time: 10 min  |  Cook Time: 15 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 616
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Italian Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min

Take your pork chops to the next level by seasoning them with paprika and stuffing them with Sargento® Shredded 6 Cheese Italian and thyme. Bake perfectly until the cheese sprinkled on top bubbles and browns —and serve with your favorite side dish.

  • 4 (6 to 8 oz.) bone-in center cut pork chops
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) Sargento® Shredded 6 Cheese Italian, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. crushed garlic croutons or Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves or parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika or smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper or hot paprika
  1. Cut a horizontal pocket in the side of each pork chop (or ask your meat retailer to do this for you). Combine 3/4 cup cheese, croutons and thyme; stuff into pockets and pinch edges together to close pockets. Combine salt, paprika and pepper; sprinkle over chops.
  2. Heat a 12-inch ovenproof skillet (wrap handle in foil) coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add chops; cook 3 minutes per side or until browned. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese over chops. Transfer skillet to a preheated 375°F oven. Bake until chops are no longer pink in center, 8 to 10 minutes depending on thickness of chops.

Serving Size 4

Calories 616

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 39.50g 61%
Sat. Fat 14.60g 71%
Mono Unsat. Fat 13.00g
Poly Unsat. Fat 4.40g
Cholesterol 192mg 64%
Sodium 535mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 59g
Vitamin A 24RE
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 341mg 33%
Iron 3mg 17%